Designing: Mottling

Created: 6 March 2021, 12:09:55 UTC
Last updated: 5 October 2023, 03:10:16 UTC




Mottling by Matriarchs-Haunt
Bullet; White Mottling is the reverse of speckling and causes light freckles to appear over the ketucari's body. 
Bullet; White In your ketucari's genotype, mottling is denoted by the letters "nMtl" (heterozygous) or "MtlMtl" (homozygous).
Bullet; White In its heterozygous form, mottling has a pass rate of 65%. Homozygous mottling has a 85% pass rate.

Color and Shape

Overall, be sure not to make mottling spots too uniform. They should be random in their grouping.

Mottling must be a lighter color of your chosen base, with a minor deviation in hue. It can also be a fully desaturated color of the base, as long as it is lighter. Mottling may be pure white.

Washoutyes by Matriarchs-Haunt 
These colors would be acceptable for this base color. They are either a lighter version of the base, or a lighter and desaturated version of the base. The last color on the right shows a minor deviation in hue, and is slightly more yellow than the base itself. Notice that this small change is not overbearing.

Washoutno by Matriarchs-Haunt
These colors would be unacceptable for mottling. They are either darker than the base coat or have too drastic a hue shift.

Here are the minimum and maximum sizes for mottling spots.
Mottlingsize by Matriarchs-Haunt


Since it can appear anywhere on the body, there is no range for mottling. It must be immediately noticeable in the design.

Interaction with Other Markings

Bullet; White All markings can be layered under or over mottling.
Bullet; White Mottling can be influenced by radiance.
Bullet; White Mottling may not be restricted to one gene.

Bullet; White Mottling may combine with Pangare to produce an effect called Sugar Pangare.
Bullet; White Fading may be included in this interaction, but Mottling and Fading cannot create sugar pangare without pangare.
Bullet; White Sugar pangare is effectively cloudy-edged Pangare with mottling mixed in.
Bullet; White If this combination is used, whichever gene Pangare is combining with cannot display outside of Pangare's range. (So if you have all three genes and choose to use Sugar Pangare, the design can have Sugar Pangare + Mottling, Sugar Pangare + Fading, or just Sugar Pangare).
Sugarpangers by Matriarchs-Haunt


Here are some small accents you can add to your designs to make them more unique!

Bullet; White Mottling may have a subtle gradient like below:
Champagne Luster 776 by Matriarchs-Haunt

Bullet; White Mottling may have a textured effect.
Rangi 765 by Matriarchs-Haunt

Bullet; White When paired with white markings such as piebald and overo, mottling can blend in with the edges like on Yika's muzzle and flank:
Yika 13 by Matriarchs-Haunt